Ice kreme is just one of those treats that’s hard to leave behind.
The notion that when you go raw vegan you have to eliminate all of your old favourite foods is far from reality. You simply replace the fried, processed, refined sugary and toxic ingredients, with pure, natural, organic and sustainable super foods! You CAN have your cake and eat it to, without harming the planet, or your body. There are so many excuses we make up for why we “can’t” eat healthy or we “don’t have any willpower”, that type of mentality is what consumerism is built upon. The mentality that we can’t live a healthy and happy life, that we have to either have one or the other, that we have to spend our money on toxic, processed foods in order to “fit in” and indulge in the pleasures of life.
There is nothing more rewarding then taking your power back and recognizing your inner strengthNothing more awakening then asking questions about the ingredients that just don’t make sense on the back of that ice cream carton or bag of chips.The label listing the amount of protein, carbs, fats and sugars on the back of a box is really just a decoy to the real problem in most of the food on the grocery store shelves. Who cares if it has no fat or lots of protein, if it’s synthetic, our body has to fight for it’s life every time we eat that stuff. When we open our minds to the possibilities, and choose to create new experiences for ourselves that include loving our body by putting the best food in, our world will change around us.
1 cup cashews, soaked and rinsed
2 cups fresh maui mint (local to your area, for me, it’s maui mint
3 tbsp lecuma
2 tbsp tocotrienols
1 tsp maca
1 tsp mesquite
5 tbsp honey or agave nectar
2 cups coconut milk
1 cup cacao nibs (or more if you like)
Instructions: Place all ingredients in the food processor and mix until you reach a thick, creamy, consistency. It should be kind of doughy. Pour in the cacao nibs and mix by hand.
This is just one example of how you can recreate your favourite frozen treats into raw vegan form. Use this as a baseline for your future experiments, don’t be afraid to try things out!
Learn more recipes and tips like this in our 3 months course How to Go Raw, Not Crazy!We’re taking a few more student testers, if you’d like more details on how you can get a discount on registration you can email us with the subject line “how to go raw”.